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anything done. they want to keep flogging negative obama care stories and hope that scores them some political points. but the truth of the matter is they could put immigration reform on the house right now and it would pass. they could do something like raising the minimum wage which is hugely popular out there in the country. and whether they want to address these issues or not, i do think there is a rising wave of support that is going to have to force them to take action. they're not going to do it on their own. on black friday we saw 1500 prote protests around the country at walmart. this week we're e sooing fast food workers protest for a higher wage. i think that is one thing they're not going to be able to ignore for long. >> you raise a good point. but let me go back to minimum wage. jared, a brand new "new york times" poll shows americans favor raising the minimum wage. that include 84% of democrats, 64% of independents, and 57% of republicans. >> right. >> and yet republicans in congress continue to oppose raising the minimum wage. listen to this. >> i've been dealing with
preventative care for 105 million cares. free preventive care. obama care provides health services to americans including free immunizations for children. free cancer screenings. free mammograms. what is your plan that would allow these folk, 105 million americans, to keep those benefits? >> first of all, there is nothing for free. you've got to pay for it. more people will lose their insurance under obama care. the republican plan is we have a choice. more choices not less. obama care narrows your choices. for competition, selling insurance across state line and above all, we're for driving premiums now. under obama care, the premiums are even higher. yonlt see any way obama care can work. >> let me turn to another subject. loans. last march, you took to the senate floor for 13 hours to filibuster a nomination because of your opposition to the military use of drones to attack u.s. citizens. this week as i'm sure you know, the head, we're looking at a picture of the drone right there, of amazon, announced they have plans, maybe five years down the road, that loans would come, pick up a package.
. >> that's irrelevant. it doesn't match what obama care has said that you need as in the pool to keep a fiscally sustainable number. >> i think there is going to be a sustainable number and the other thing you need to keep in mind is that the 18 to 34, a going to be on their parents plan. up to age 26. and so, you're concentrated in a group of 26 to 34-year-olds and that i think is where you need to get them to purchase with their own money and that, i do think is a group that you're going to be able to get. let me just say one other thing. there are three reasons i think people in that age group are going to sign up. first, you have a penalty. now, everyone talks about $95, but the fact is, it's 1% of income, which for most people is going to be more than $95. second, you have subsidies for many of these people that is going to make the price look and be very low. if you're a 30-year-old in california, you can get a silver plan and you make about 150% of the poverty line, get a silver plan for $50 a month. third, given the preventive services and other things, that premium is somethi
's claim that you can keep your own doctor under obama care, when in fact, many insurance plans have only limited lists of doctors and hospitals to choose from. >> if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. this is a matter of choice. we know in all sort of choices, you pay more for a wider range of choices or benefits. the issue isn't the selective networks. people keep saying, oh, the problem is you're going to have a selective network. >> well, if you lose your doctor or your hospital -- >> people are going to have a choice whether they want to pay a certain amount for a selective network or pay more for a broader network. >> also today, insurance brokers are complaining they're having trouble helping their clients sign up for obama care because of problems with information at the back end of that troubled enrollment process. >> issues, issues. still abound. thanks, steve. good to see you. >> jamie, it's a national day of prayer and reflection in south africa. for former president nelson mandela. people gathering outside mandela's house i
into a tragedy other than a tragedy. and they keep trying to pull stunts to repeal obama care, now that hundreds of thousands of people are getting health insurance that they didn't have before. they really need a new thing. they think they would like to hit him now on iran. according to the hill, quote, house republicans are legislati options that would explicitly rip the obama administration's nuclear deal with iran. quote, a handful of house gop lawmakers tell the hill that the party is debating how best to show disapproval for the iran agreement struck shortly after congress left for the thanksgiving recess. this is the new plan. republicans are going to try to make president obama look terrible for negotiating that new agreement over iran's nuclear program and in the process of making him look terrible they, of course, will show the country that they, themselves, republicans are much better on the issue. they are much more trustworthy, much more sober, much more sane when it comes to dealing with complicated and sensitive issues like iran and nuclear weapons in the middle east. republicans
about rush limbaugh. defending remarks about president obama. get your reaction. >> his promise if you like your plan you can keep it was demonstrated to be false. he told insurance companies we will ignore that part of the law for one year. a president under a constitutional system doesn't have the ability to pick and choose which to follow and that's the same pattern you see in society. >> because the president misspoke on two million people who have private place insurance. fidel castro. >> let's look at the messenger. ted cruz said he was not against the government shut down when he was. the more he had the fancy sound bytes, when it am cans to the electoral campaign, he will get crushed. he had so much material out there, he cannot solidify who he is. the other thing when you talk about the aca and the republican party being against it, you look at the damage they are doing for california. it is succeeding. this created a fake website where he did you bunked the opportunity for californians. that's unconscionable. >> if barack obama is fidel castro, george bush mufb comb e combin
look for that right here. in the meantime, republicans are trying to keep the focus on the website's problems and targeting blue senators in red states reminding mid-term voters that senate dems voted for obama care so blame them for your troubles. as jonathan allen writes, if they aren't aware of the law's upside or can't remember it amid the problems with the rollout, democrats will be holding on to a anchor rather than a buoy which leads us back to the presidential pr pitch and peter alexander outside the white house. you just heard the president's speech. do you think the bully pulpit has lost its power at this point? >> reporter: a lot of people who paid attention to the last couple of months for this white house feel they've heard events not too dissimilar to this multiple times. this is the reboot, 3.0. the white house feels strongly this is the time it's going to work. the president made it pretty clear, krystal, you can make fun of me or kind of give me a hard time or website a hard time but you can't give this law a hard time. what was noticeable was the standing ovation
. and president obama agreeing it's time for a raise in the minimum wage. >> i'm going to keep pushing until we get a higher minimum wage for hard-working americans across the entire country. it will be good for our economy. >> but, as the unemployment rate is heading in the right direction, will this wage hike have jobs taking a hike? hi, everyone, this is "bulls and bears." let's get right to it.
president obama kept repeating things like -- you can keep your dr., this whole scenario, he kept repeating it over and over and i had thought -- i had always thought of him as the president of the united states, who could think alert late, but when he kept saying that it was almost like someone hypnotize, it occurred to me that this just came to my thoughts, the whole group that got into the white house may be using him as the mouthpiece for the whole group. and they would never have gotten into the what -- the white house without someone as articulate as president obama, which he is. host: pat, who is the whole group? caller: a group of progressives who wanted into the white house and they wanted to be in it, regardless of whether they could get elected or not, but president obama seemed like a good candidate to be their mouthpiece. that is kind of what he is acting like. fireds why no one can get because they are in charge and he is not. that occurred to me as a possibility. can we talk about the cabinet secretaries and the power and influence that they have? guest: there is a long-term
the politics of resentment, but instead he chose the parties of inclusion. >> president obama referred to one of his quotes today as he paid tribute to the late leader. >> as he once said, i'm not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. >> to see more of mandela's memorable quotes on wusa9.com, that's where we have more reaction from around the world and a place to submit your photos and videos of the late leader. >>> there's a lot more news to get to. we press on to it. tonight we are learning more about the american teacher shot to death in benghazi, libya. he was ronnie smith from texas. he was out taking his morning jog. when he left, he made a video for his church, and he said he was worried ability adapting to a foreign culture but expected his faith to sustain it. >> if there's any single person in the entire universe you can take a chance on, it's god. no matter what happens, i'm going, and that gives me peace, and i'm okay with that. >> smith was teaching chemistry at the international school in benghazi, and during his morning jog today, gunmen in a jeep
't know how to recover kicks, and try a field goal. but wait a minute, you see auburn. if you're for obama care, you've got to play like auburn. you've got to play every play, keep going. so here's what happened. alabama decides to try a field goal to win the dog gone thing. of course, overtime isn't an option for alabama. they're alabama. so this is what happens. the kid lines up, and they try a 57-yard field goal. oh, nellie, we are down to the wire here. this is going to be short off to the right a little bit, and what have we got? holy smokes, we've got a return by obama care. this is chris davis, he's a believer, he's got all those obama blockers out there. he's going to go all the way! it's going to work! it's going to work! look at obama care, it's going to work! they ain't giving up. 109 yards in jordan harris stadium, 87,000 fans loving every bit of it, and guess what, four times that many people went to the website and signed up today. you see that? liberals, democrats, progressives, believers in obama care. don't ever give up. it's never over. even the arrogance of alabama who t
to quit commentating. andybody else gets up there let's everybody speak, but you keep commentating. what i need to say is the reason why there is so much turmoil in these are is because republicans and white folks who ro, a that obama is a neg black person, and black people are israelites from israel. do you think it is a racial issue? why people do not like black people. i do not know why the white folks are so scared. he will not do nothing for us. he needs to pass just like you all do. that is all i've got to say. if you want to talk about racial politics right now with this white house. has --this white house president obama has walked a pretty fine line between being the first african-american president of this country, and a president for all americans, which is what he has said he is. he is often asked by the congressional black caucus, by african-american supporters, fore is your agenda african-american communities in the country, where is your urban policy, where is helping black people. he said his pulses are supposed to help all people. the economy is a central issue and improvi
. >> no matter what you've heard, if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it. >> you hope you didn't believe him because it turns out you might not be able to keep your doctor. why? because a lot of them want be out of obama care. dr. ben carson joins us with that. >>> and always dropping a cell phone? check this out. maybe this is the answer. it's an airbag for your cell phone. do you need one of those? ♪ call me, call me any, any time ♪ ♪ call me ♪ you can call me any day or night, call me ♪ [ eeping ] [ male announcer ] you hear that? that's the sound of car insunce companies these days. here a cheap, there a cheap. everywhere a cheap... you get it. so what if instead ofjust a cheachoice, you could make a smart choice? like esurance for example they were born online and built to save people money from the beginning. that's what they've always ne. not just somhing they...cheep about. that's insurance for the modern world. esurance. now backed by allstate. click or call. >>> no matter what you've heard, if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it. >
. >> the republicans are focusing on obama care. >> families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these proposals are among the dozens of jobs bill awaiting action in the democratic-run senate. >>> good news on the jobs front. 203,000 jobs were added in november, and the unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low of 7%. kristen welker, good saturday morning to you. what's the white house's take on the latest numbers? >> alex, good morning to you. the white house certainly touting the fact that the unemployment rate at its lowest level in five years. also highlighting the fact that a lot of this job growth, good jobs, manufacturing, education, construction. so they say that those are signs that the economy is moving in the right direction. at the same time, as you point out, the white house looking at those numbers and using them to argue that unemployment insurance should be extended for 1.3 million americans. they point
, afghanistan, and pakistan. keep in mind the obama pushed ration has not an for the release of pastor abadini. he sits in prison. his life is endangered. and this administration is silent. it was rightly noted it was some degree of irony that despite the lood spilt in afghanistan by british and american forces alike, not a single church, not a single church remains in that nation. one member of parliament focused on the nation of pakistan where he was born. he said, quote, i come from a muslim background. my father was an imam. when i saw the topic was persecution of christians in 21st century, i knew it was absolutely right and proper to have a debate on that subject. it is important for the world to realize that persecution goes on. he continued, and i quote, the blasphemy law is at the root of much suffering and persecution of christians in pakistan. and then he specifically mentioned the case of asia beebe, a christian mother of six, who for years has languished in prison and faces a death penalty for her allege crimes. did you ever hear her name mentioned on the floor of the house? did y
of obama care. hishe gentle man knows, constituents as well as mine are faced with higher premiums. he has said to the american people they can keep their health care laws if they would like -- health care plans if they would like to. they have to figure out what kinds of plants are actually there for them. the administration claims the website is working just fine. we know the backend of that website is not working just fine. i am glad people are able to get on and see what is there. we don't really know how successful the sign-ups and enrollments are being. areo know most individuals facing higher premiums. those that have had to give up the plan are facing higher premiums and plants they don't necessarily choose, that they are forced to have because of the operation of this law. we need to focus on this issue. we voted on the alternative back in 2009. there was a planned the congressional budget office said ford reduce premium patients out there. we have not resolved this issue of health care. there is a better way. we ought to spend time focusing on how we are going to resolve that for
claimed responsibility for the shooting yet. as we learn more details, we'll continue to keep you posted. over to you, steve. >> thank you very much. >>> prescription for america, president obama making his case to a group at the white house youth summit yesterday by comparing obamacare to the civil rights movement. >> haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it is always hard. civil rights movement was hard. giving weapon the right to vote, that was hard. making sure that workers had the right to organize. that was hard. >> is that a fair comparison? let's talk to fox news legal analyst, peter johnson, jr. >> i guess if you think this is about martin luther king or others, it's not about something that's gone crazy, if you think it's not about a tax and spend plan to redistribute wealth in america and you want to make it about discrimination and class and race and gender warfare, then it's about civil rights. so if you want to romanticize something or talk about the struggle, if you want to talk about a crusade against rich people and middle class people
as well as many analysts misjudged assad's staying power with? my in august 2011, president obama said he must step aside. why do you think that happened, because that may have attempted to some of the problems we have policy?yria >> they completely misread iran to russia's commitment keeping us in power. when you have intelligence providers to assad, the leverage that gave him and staying power was limited. i think both of those were not factored in. if you look at it from recent history lesson here, when you look at what happened in libya, you can see all the formulations of why he was going to go quickly. they took that, plopped it over in serious and said it was going to be syria. you have the same elements happening in serious that you had in libya with that huge exception of this commitment of iran not to let it go, and the russians cannot let it go. they needed a warm water port and it was their last toehold in the middle east. they ramped up their ability to protect assad and to try to at least increase the ability of ,he syrian regular army forces the military forces in a way tha
, if republicans are saying that, well, if you like your plan, you can keep it, and that was a lie the president put forward, if they're saying we need to end obama care, they're going to be taking away health insurance from people who have had it for a while. and that itself can be a powerful counterattack. but interestingly enough, it's not just democratic government who's embracing this, it's a handful of republican governors as well. and i think that that is a really revealing sort of point. governor kasich of ohio said the reason we're doing the medicaid expansion is it's a human issue, it's a moral issue that these people need to be covered. and i feel like those voices are going to begin to get more attention as well. >> so, susan, suzy is not wrong on this point, one of the things that republicans are right about when they have angst about the government, that once it is implemented, it is hard to go take it away. so this point that once people have the obama care, talking about repealing it or taking it back becomes a very different issue than having never implemented it. does that mean
and how bad the fact did and say, are they going to change just like that? are they going to keep doing what they've been doing? once again, if they get a nuclear weapon, every country in the area will have a nuclear weapon. the question also comes, president obama spleen, the steel allows them to enrich uranium to a certain point. it only takes a few minutes to go from that point to nuclearization. if that's where you want to have them wear brand two months away from having a nuclear weapon at all times, if that makes everybody happy, that's pretty scary. >> host: back to the "washington post." they also write this. sunni arab states don't object to deal that could curb iran's nuclear objections, but they worry about the ramifications of ties between tehran and washington said one security expert, the big worry he said at a long-term deal normalizing ties between iran and the united states took him at the expense of sunni influence. what do you think about this? expanded a little bit. they like to make friends with our past foes and kind of ignore our allies. this kind of plays into it
's unimaginable between joe biden and hillary clinton in the nominating process i can't imagine barack obama weighing in on that one. in the larger context joe biden is doing hillary clinton a favor by having his name out there. the idea he can keep this as a race or contest the better it is for her if she decides to run to have joe biden suggesting at this stage anyway that he's thinking of the process. >> coming up we'll talk much more about the life and legacy of nelson mandela. we'll break for a little sports. may end up being the first pick, bridgewater. the play you must see, a hail mary, next in "morning joe" sports. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? was a truly amazing day.ey, without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. from
's a swarovski star, keep a camera on that tree. you'll see the guys climbing up that tree. if i can just -- >> right. >>> let's move now to our political gut check of the morning. president obama is recommitting himself to closing the growing gap between the rich and the poor. in a speech he delivered from one of washington's working class neighborhoods, he said making the economy work for all americans is in his words the defining challenge of our time. here to talk more about this, john avlon, cnn political analyst and executive editor of the daily beast. good morning, john. >> good morning. >> the president has talked about this and pushed to are this issue before. why now? >> the president and white house is pushing this idea. he wants to make this a signature issue of his second term. first of all going back to his roots as a community organizer, this is a president who cares about these issues. thiscy fundamental fault line in the current debate inside the democratic party. you have the centrist democrats of the bill clinton era that were always closest to business. then you have s
and representativening else to keep this a bipartisan issue. and in the last two weeks alone we passed the pepfar stewardship and oversight act which president obama signed into law this afternoon. so many played a role and i'm proud of the leadership from the congressional black caucus in supporting pepfar and the minority aids initiative and national strategy on hiv-aids. ow is the time to recommit our energy to an aids-free generation. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from seek recognition? ms. kaptur: permission to address the house for one minute. as co-chair of the ukranian caucus, i rise today to condemn violence current currently igniting in ukraine yeah at the hands of their top official. their targets are peaceful protestors and journalists who have been harmed. shouldn't the president and the ukranian government be working to ensure a more open society rather than repressing their own citizens. shouldn't they be rebuilding citizens to freely voice concerns about the future of their country. hundreds of thousands of demonstrators. over one million people ha
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